Rare Maps by Cartographer Laurent Fries
Laurent/Lorenz Fries (ca. 1485-1532): Born in Alsace circa 1490, Fries studied medicine and mathematics at a number of European universities. He was trained as a physician, but was also keenly interested in cartography and medical publications. From 1518-19 Fries is mainly based in Strasbourg from where he was commissioned to compile the first edition of Waldseemüller’s atlas after his death in 1520.
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- Orbis Typus Universalis Iuxta Hydrographorum Traditionem Exactissime Depicta 1522 L.F.
One of the earliest obtainable maps on the open market to name ‘America.’Place/Date: Lyon / 1535$8,300 Add to cart
- Diefert Situs Orbis Hydrographorum ab eo quem Ptolomeus Posuit
Laurent Fries’ third World Map from the 1535 Servetus Edition.Place/Date: Lyon / 1535$6,300 Add to cart
- [Title on Verso] Tabula Prima Aphricae Continent Mauritania Tingitanam, & Mauritaniam Caesariensem
Colorful 1541 woodcut map of Morocco with old manuscript notations.Place/Date: Vienne / 1541$775 Add to cart